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We advocate for a just, fair, and decent society, and mentor the next generation of social justice leaders.

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UJC IN 2020:

PEOPLEImpacted by our direct legal services
CALLSTaken on our hot and warm lines
MILLIONIn benefits recovered for our clients

“The Urban Justice Center was essential in building the international refugee Assistance Project into the organization we are today.”

Becca Heller, Founder of the International Refugee Assistance Project


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City Council Set To Approve Dramatic Increase For NY City FHEPS Housing Voucher

May 25th, 2021|

Harlem World Magazine

The passage of this legislation caps a years-long fight by Win, Neighbors Together, VOCAL-NY, the Urban Justice Center, Picture the Homeless, the United Federation of Teachers, and others in the effort to increase the value of CityFHEPS vouchers and help more homeless families move out of shelters since 2018.

Nonprofit Raises Over $167K to Help NY’s Struggling Street Food Vendors Feed the Hungry

May 25th, 2021|

Yahoo News

The Urban Justice Center, a nonprofit organization that supports New York’s marginalized groups through advocacy and legal representation, has been actively helping street food vendors get back on their feet while also feeding the hungry through its Street Vendor Project.

Out-Of-Work Asian Street Vendors Feed Food-Insecure Communities In NYC

May 24th, 2021|


In this time of need, one group stepped in with a solution, at least for food vendors: Over the last year, the Urban Justice Center’s Street Vendor Project ― through major funding from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s $100 million COVID-19 relief effort ― paid more than 90 vendors to get back in their trucks and cook free meals for food-insecure New Yorkers.

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“I literally would not be standing here today if it weren’t for my start at the UJC.”

– Cory Booker, US Senator, 2020 Democratic Presidential Nominee Candidate, and former UJC staff member

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